First responders get mass fatality incident training

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JACKSON, Tenn. — First responders and other officials met Tuesday for training on how to respond to a mass fatality incident. The eight-hour course, held at the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department, is designed to prepare rural first responders with the basic knowledge and skills to manage such an event in their jurisdiction, according to the health department. The course is meant for first responders, coroners/medical examiners, public health officials and others with responsibilities during a mass fatality incident. Topics included establishing roles and responsibilities, assets management, remains processing and identification, diversity issues and development of a mass fatality plan that affect the construct of a mass fatality response, according to the department.

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